Top Tips for Online Behavior and Expectations
- If you joined a lesson late, please be courteous and acknowledge the teacher or the group that you joined (no need to make a fuss). If you don’t understand, please use the chat function to ask the teacher for clarification.
- It should be clear which work is compulsory and which work is considered extension of independent work. Make sure you have made an informed decision about the amount of challenge you intend to take on. It is often not possible to complete all the possible options available to you. If you are not sure about the expectation, please ask your teacher.
- If you asked your teacher a question, please, be patient. Do not contact them with the same question via email, chat, Edmodo, or Google Classroom. Practise being independent while waiting by attempting the task, looking back at previous work to see if you did a similar question before, asking one of your peers for help.
- Please avoid sending completed work to your teachers inbox (unless they have specifically asked you to)
- Submit your work on the platform identified by your teacher, for example, Edmodo or Google Classroom and do so before the set deadline. If you are unable to do this, you should email your teacher to let them know
- Personal message your teachers (on Edmodo) or email them if you are having technical difficulties which prevents you from joining video conferencing sessions or completing tasks online. Submit your work on Edmodo/Google Classroom before the set deadline. If you are unable to do this, you should email their teacher to let them know.
- Use a laptop or iPad. Please do not use your phone if possible – the screen is too small!
- Students using a Mac at home should have Google Chrome installed as an additional internet browser.
- Regularly check Google Classroom for updates from your teacher.
Video Lessons for P3-G10 Students (Google Meet)
- Video lesson from where it is quiet and you won’t get distracted (avoid distractions)
- Where possible, video lessons should take place when a family member is around (a family member should be around)
- Keep doors open when on a video lesson or making a video so family can see what you are doing (doors open!)
- Keep backgrounds simple. Make sure nothing in the background is inappropriate or reveals your location (no inappropriate things in the background)
- Wear normal day clothes which you would wear out that aren’t too revealing – no pyjamas!
- Tell your parents if you are having a one to one video meeting with a teacher and record it.
What can parents do to support their child?
We can not do this without you. During an extended closure your role as parents and carers is vital. Here is what we would like you to do: ● Ensure your child(ren) has access to a device with a microphone and camera ● Ensure your child(ren) has a safe and quiet place to work. Please note that if two people are close together while using Google Meet, this will create feedback issues; spread out. ● Help your child(ren) to establish and follow a routine and build breaks into their day. ● Help to ensure that your child(ren) register each day ● Ask your child(ren) to speak to their teachers if they need more help ● Help to follow up if we contact you about attendance and do let the Primary and Secondary office know if the children can not participate for any reason ● Help to follow up if we contact you about any incomplete work or ways that your child(ren) could get more from their enhanced online learning